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Sentinel editor joins in pushing Obama on transparency — again

In my role as head of a national group of local indie publishers, I signed onto another letter to the Obama administration, urging changes to federal government policies that restrict reporters — and you — from learning what leaders and regulators are doing.... Read more»1

Democrats settle with Arizona officials in suit over primary voting problems

The DNC has settled part of a federal lawsuit over the actions of Arizona poll officials during the presidential primary that caused voters long waits and critics said disenfranchised some, especially minorities. ... Read more»

Remembering 9/11

Take a few moments today and recall the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks: the passengers on airplanes, pilots and flight attendants, those in the twin towers of the World Trade Center and at work at the Pentagon — stockbrokers and office workers, caterers and custodians, soldiers and civilians — and the firefighters, police officers and other emergency workers. Bless them, and their families.... Read more»

Enviros, tribal activists hail EPA’s Superfund designation for Gold King Mine

Environmental and tribal activists welcomed the government’s announcement Wednesday that it had designated the Gold King Mine a Superfund site, advancing the cleanup of an area contaminated by a multimillion-gallon toxic spill last year. ... Read more»

Tribes, Grijalva lead move to conserve Gila River land

Native American tribal leaders, archaeologists and Congressman Raúl Grijalva are seeking to designate more than 84,000 acres curving along the Gila River as a national monument.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

GOP challenge to Tucson elections goes South, again

It didn't take Nostradamus to foresee an 11-judge federal court panel upholding Tucson's hybrid election system and cashiering Tucson Republicans' hopes for a court fix to their political woes. When it comes to equal protection, all Tucson voters are equally privileged or equally screwed, the judges ruled.... Read more»

Man shot, wounded trying to flee through Nogales border crossing

A Border Patrol agent and officers with Customs and Border Protection shot and wounded a man after he attempted to drive south through a border crossing in Nogales on Thursday. As the man attempted to evade agents and drove toward Mexico, he swerved his vehicle in an apparent attempt to hit officers, officials said.... Read more»

World War II women pilots let back in Arlington – after a fight

In many ways, it was a typical Arlington National Cemetery funeral – a color guard and fly-over, a rifle salute, a carefully folded flag and the playing of “Taps.” In other ways, it was not typical at all – no carriage, no grave and few, if any, tears. But WWII-era Women Airforce Service Pilots – WASPs – are again allowed to rest there.... Read more»

Texas teachers denounce MAS textbook as 'racist'

Saying that a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook is "dripping with racism and intolerance," several Texas educators and students are calling for the State Board of Education to reject the controversial book. One passage reads, "Stereotypically, Mexicans were viewed as lazy ... It was also traditional to skip work on Mondays, and drinking on the job could be a problem."... Read more»1

$50k grant to Startup Tucson supports Latin American biz connections

Startup Tucson has won a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help Latin American startups create jobs in Tucson through a new project called Thryve Latin America.... Read more»

Man convicted for murder of Border Patrol agent apprehended Sunday

Border Patrol agents arrested Francisco Javier Rosas-Molina on Sunday when he attempted to cross into the United States. He was one of four men accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Jorge Salomon-Martinez, who was off-duty in Mexico. Rosas served 11 years in Mexico for the crime.... Read more»1

Feds accuse Texas of misleading on relaxed voter ID requirements

The federal government is accusing Texas of circulating “inaccurate or misleading information” to poll workers and would-be voters about relaxed identification requirements for the November elections. ... Read more»

U.S., Mexico sign agreement to help protect Mexican workers here

Labor Day may be a U.S. holiday, but the Justice Department wants to make sure labor rights are protected for everyone working in this country – including noncitizens.... Read more»

Is it time for the RTA to start fixing bad roads?

While riders in one part of Tucson can ride a modern street car and animals crossing north Oracle Road have their own overpass, 80 percent of Tucson's residential streets are rated poor to very poor. About 60 percent of Pima County's roads are said to be fair to poor. Momentum is growing, though, for a solution centered on the Regional Transportation Authority.... Read more»4

Killing the Colorado

California and EPA poised to expand pollution of potential drinking water reserves

A little-known program under federal environment law is being used to permit oil and gas companies to inject waste into the state’s aquifers, even as the thirst for groundwater grows. ... Read more»

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